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RS 7.5 Billion loss as a result of foreign education

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Rathnayaka said the country loses a massive Rs. 7.5 billion annually due to students going abroad for higher education at foreign universities. “Large sums drain out from the country annually as there is not enough room for higher education within the country. …

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Deadline for university applications postponed

The University Grants Commission (UGC)  has taken the decision to postpone the closing date of accepting applications for entrance to university, our news sources said. The Commission announced that the closing date has been postponed till July 07. The decision was made in light of the ongoing postal strike. The closing …

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Grade 1 admission applications deadline extended

The Ministry of Education announced that the closing date for accepting applications for 2018 admissions to Grade 1 in state schools has been extended till July 10, 2017. The closing date was previously set for June 30, 2017. The Ministry instructs parents who have not submitted application forms yet to …

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Sri Lanka establishes a Technological University

Sri Lanka’s has established a degree granting Technological University specialized in technology, engineering for students passing the GCE Advanced Level examination. The Technological University has been established with funds of Sri Lanka Telecom, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando informed the Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting yesterday. …

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President addresses teacher shortage issue at provincial schools

President Maithripala Sirisena has called for ending the teacher shortage at provincial schools and emphasized to implement an independent method in filling of teacher vacancies and transferring of teachers. The President held a meeting with Provincial Chief Ministers and the central government ministers at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday focusing …

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Dhana Saviya distributes plants among schoolchildren

A distribution of plants among schoolchildren was organized yesterday by the Primary Industries Ministry’s ‘Dhana Saviya’ programme under the auspices of minister Daya Gamage at Marassana National School in Hewaheta. Carried out on a concept by central provincial councilor Shanthini Kongahage, the occasion was also graced by MPs Mayantha Dissanayake, …

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5000 students lost chance of Uni entrance annually

The annual intake of the College of Education has been limited to 15,000 since 2010, though the university is capable of recruiting 20,700 students annually, the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) said yesterday (16). FUTA acting President Aruna Kumara said that about 5,000 students had been deprived of university …

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Dayasarana scholarship seminars from June 24

The grade five scholarship seminars being organized annually by Dayasarana Development Foundation will begin from June 24, at Keppetipola National School in Mahaoya. On the following day, another seminar will be held at Shalika Hall at Dehiattakandiya. For students from Uhana, Damana, Ampara and Namal Oya, a seminar will take …

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Ananda Vidyalaya felicitates students who excelled at A/L exam

Ananda Vidyalaya, Colombo held a felicitation at the college hall today (14) for 175 students who excelled at the GCE Advanced Level examination by obtaining three ‘A’s . Past pupil, minister of primary industries Daya Gamage, was the chief at the event, ‘Nena Harasara 2017’, organized by the college’s 1970-75 …

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